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Capital Goes to Work

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Harvey, D. (2011). Capital Goes to Work. In Harvey, D. The Enigma of Capital: and the Crises of Capitalism. Profile Books, pp. 58-83

a economic theory relating to the origin of capital (Adam Smith saw it as a peaceful process with natural imbalances in wealth distribution; Karl Marx saw it as a violent enclosure of the commons etc etc)

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Marx's account of so-called 'primitive accumulation' may be overdramatised and oversimpified but its essential truth is undeniable. Somehow or other the mass of a population has been put in a position of having to work for capital in order to live.

—p.58 by David Harvey
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Marx's account of so-called 'primitive accumulation' may be overdramatised and oversimpified but its essential truth is undeniable. Somehow or other the mass of a population has been put in a position of having to work for capital in order to live.

—p.58 by David Harvey
notable
4 years, 10 months ago

among other things

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The state becomes involved, inter alia, when it comes to immigration and labour laws

—p.59 by David Harvey
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4 years, 10 months ago

The state becomes involved, inter alia, when it comes to immigration and labour laws

—p.59 by David Harvey
notable
4 years, 10 months ago